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Danny Gokey, Koryn Hawthorne up for Grammy honors


Danny Gokey has received two Grammy nominations for the 2020 awards show.

Danny Gokey has received two Grammy nominations for the 2020 awards show.

Don’t forget, folks, a pair of former singing show stars — Christian artists Danny Gokey and Koryn Hawthorne — are up for Grammy Awards today.

Danny, the third-place finisher on American Idol Season 8, received a pair of nominations, including in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category for “Haven’t Seen It Yet” and in the Best Christian Album category for his album of the same name.

It’s the second time Danny’s been nominated for a Grammy. His first nomination was in 2017 for his album “Rise.”

Koryn, 21, snagged a Grammy nomination for the second straight year. Last year, she was nominated for Best Gospel Performance for the song “Won’t He Do It.”

Her 2020 nomination comes in the same category, this time for the song “Speak the Name,” which includes an assist from Natalie Grant.

Koryn, a finalist on Season 8 of The Voice, recently won her second Dove Award when her debut album “Unstoppable” was named Best Gospel Album of 2019.

Other artists with singing show connections to receive Grammy nominations include Voice coach Blake Shelton, former X Factor contestant Camila Cabello and Voice coach John Legend.

The Grammys are set for tonight in L.A. and will air on CBS, beginning at 8 p.m.

Koryn Hawthorne at the recent Dove Awards where she was among the winners.

Koryn Hawthorne at the recent Dove Awards where she was among the winners.

Here are the categories with singing show nominees and their competition. Head to the Grammy website for a complete list of nominees.

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Boyfriend” by Ariana Grande & Social House; “Sucker” by The Jonas Brothers; Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus; “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee; “Senorita” by Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes.

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “SÌ” by Andrea Bocelli; “Love” by Michael Buble; “Look Now” by Elvis Costello and The Imposters; “A Legendary Christmas” by John Legend; “Walls” by Barbra Streisand.

Best Country Solo Performance: “All Your’n” by Tyler Childers; “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” by Ashley McBryde; “Ride Me Back Home” by Willie Nelson; “God’s Country” by Blake Shelton; “Bring My Flowers Now” by Tanya Tucker

Best Gospel Performance/Song: “Love Theory” by Kirk Franklin; “Talkin’ ‘Bout Jesus” by Gloria Gaynor, featuring Yolanda Adams; “See the Light” by Travis Greene, featuring Jekalyn Carr; “Speak the Name” by Koryn Hawthorne, featuring Natalie Grant; “This is a Move” by Tasha Cobbs Leonard.

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: “Only Jesus” by Casting Crowns with Mark Hall, Bernie Herms & Matthew West as songwriters; “God Only Knows” by for KING & COUNTRY & Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, as songwriters; “Haven’t See It Yet” by Danny Gokey with Danny Gokey, Ethan Hulse & Colby Wedgeworth as songwriters; “God’s Not Done With You” by Tauren Wells; “Rescue Story” by Zach Williams with Ethan Hulse, Andrew Ripp, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams as songwriters

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: “I Know a Ghost” by Crowder; “Burn the Ships” by for KING & COUNTRY; “Haven’t Seen It Yet” by Danny Gokey; “The Elements” by TobyMac; “Holy Roar” by Chris Tomlin

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